BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian authorities and opposition activists say fierce clashes have persisted overnight in Syria's commercial capital of Aleppo, stretching into a fourth day.
The state news agency said Tuesday that regime forces fought with rebels in the neighborhoods of Salaheddine and Sukkari and claimed they inflicted heavy losses.
The Britain-based Syria Observatory, meanwhile, reported heavy fighting after midnight in several neighborhoods as well as shelling by regime forces. Some areas also saw protests calling for the fall of the government early in the morning.
Fighting broke out in Aleppo, Syria's largest city, over the weekend with rebels announcing a plan to liberate the city.
The operation comes as government forces appear to have reasserted its control over the capital Damascus after a week of fighting.